WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Personal Politics Of Fashion With Robin Givhan

Making it in the fashion business isn't easy. It requires talent, start-up capital and visibility. And even if you do launch a successful business, staying on top isn't a given. Kojo talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the evolution of the red carpet, the first lady's status as a fashion icon and the personal politics at play in the industry.

First Ladies Of Inaugural Fashion

Twenty years of memorable Inauguration Day wardrobes from first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Plus, a look at how their different styles translated to the covers and portraits of fashion magazines.

WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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